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world and the real-estate world. people are still walking away from loans. mr. obama who you had on a moment ago, he gave cover for the gaping holes in the banking system. every 40 or 50 years, real- estate does this. it creates problems and is a drag. i hope that somehow we are able to get through this. thankfully, the best technological invention ever made is the mute button. you use it when the president comes on tv. it is so nice. host: a couple of stories from "arizona republic." talking about remaining allusive, according to the headline, "the president's allies in the peace process gained traction." host: this follows up in today's "the washington post," in the world section. "without some kind of initiative under way, the administration fears that the united states will be accused of abandoning the region." host: patricia, st. paul, the soda. -- minnesota. you are on. caller: on for what? host: your retirement plans and if they have been delayed by the financial crisis. caller: financial plans, depending on yourself, have a lot to do with whether you can retire or not. so
. topping our agenda, president obama taking his campaign to combat gun violence outside the beltway and on the road for the very first time. this hour, the president en route to minneapolis, where he will talk to law enforcement leaders about his sweeping plan to overhaul the nation's gun laws and minneapolis known as murder-apolis in the 1990s, that violence peaked in '95 when the minneapolis area saw 99 murders. a city-wide crackdown brought gun related deaths down to a 30-year low in 2011. as the president hits the road, the "wall street journal" reporting the senate is poised to take action on gun violence. the paper saying that senate leaders will introduce a gun bill that includes proposals backed by the president with one notable exception. the ban on military style automatic weapons. >> i didn't vote for the assault weapons last time because it didn't make sense, but i'll take a look at it. let's not limit this conversation to only guns. there are other issues, very important. >> any crackdowns congress could continue would likely be met with resistance from the right. the h
presidente barack obama se reunia con jefes ejecutivos de varias companias y activistas hispanos para discutir tambien el tema migratorio y la reduccion del deficit... fernando pizarro nos amplia... la camara de representantes inicio oficialmente el debate por 1 reforma migratoria, invitando al alcalde de san antonio julian castro y a expertos sobre inmigracion.el p capitolio seria sobre ofrecer un camino especial a la ciudadania para los indocumentados, algo que muchos republicanos no apoyan. rep. raul labrador (r-idaho) 1 camino especial no voy a apoyar, pero no tengo ningun problema con las personas que se legalicen que puedan aplicar por el camino que existe en este momento. organizaciones migratorias, sindicales, de derechos civiles y empresariales se reunieron con el presidente este martes para exigir que la ciudadania para los inmigrantes no tenga obstaculos.marielena hincapie, nacional de ley de inmigracion es que nuestra comunidad esta exigiendo que tengamos 1 camino hacia la ciudadania que sea claro, directo, sin impedimentos. cristina jimenez, united we dream lo que nosotro
in coming to the table. >> they haven't been in the previous four years the obama administration the previous eight years of the bush administration and the previous eight years of clinton administration. i can continue to go back, so i do not think they he are serious about negotiating. it just gives them more time. >> reporter: the general says the u.s. along with other nations should use covert operations to thwart iran's nuclear development. gregg? >> molly henneberg. thanks. >>> the white house says it expects the senate to confirm president obama's nominee for defense secretary. white house press secretary jay carney defending former republican senator chuck hagel saying that he will be an excellent pentagon chief. now, this comes after a fiery confirmation hearing with members of the senate armed services committee. he faced some tough questions including this one from senator james imhoff. >> why do you think the rainan foreign ministry strongly supports your nomination to be the secretary of defense? >> i have a difficult enough time with american politics senator. i hav
. michelle obama tweeted, watching the super bowl with family and friends. beyoncÉ looks phenomenal. i am so proud of her. the first lady also tweeted a message that reads -- great game, congrats to ravens, co at the white house. >> we have a crew as ravens fan celebrate of the when. >>-- celebrated the win. a vehicle belonging to a baltimore tv station was damaged by fans who were standing on it for it. because of the win, is the burger is giving out free burgers today at one location. >> that is 3321 wisconsin avenue. you can get a free burger today from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. you have to say the secret password, it is the champions. -- z champions. stay with abc seven and wjla .com for the continuing coverage of the super bowl win. in our next hour, john gonzales will be live in baltimore with fan reaction. >> looking at some other news, it might take you longer to get in and out of the izzy metro station. starting today, the outside escalators at the pentagon station will be shut down as they get replaced. riders will still be able to get in and out of the station using the elevator a
, in today's president obama will be laying out the state of the union. it is the speech he will use to lay the groundwork for his next four years in office. he is setting the stage for the spending showdown that will play out over the next few weeks. >> the economy, jobs, and the middle class are expected to be center stage on tuesday night as president obama delivers his fourth state of the union address. the president will be trying to take the high ground from republicans in the fight over budget cuts. >> they would rather ask more from the majority of americans and put our recovery at risk than close a single tax loophole for the wealthy. >> the president and democrats are demanding what they see as a fair balance. >> we need more revenue and more cuts. of like to see that in a bold proposal. >> if there is no deal by march 1, automatic spending cuts taken. >> these reductions do not make sense. we will hurt a lot of people. it is up to the president to act now. >> not everyone believes the across-the-board cuts could hurt the economy. >> the president is talking about a sequester. the
for wjz from washington. >> president obama's annual meet being the nation's governors came with a warning. he said the march 1st spending cuts will impact each of their states. everything from fewer firefighters and police to flight delays at the airport and less vaccines for children. >> the longer these cuts are in place the bigger the impact will become. >> republicans say the president is making them seem scarier than they are. they say the $85 billion is just 3% of the budget. >> stop the campaigning stop sending out people to scare the american people. do the hard work of governoring. >> congress is back in town after a week off leaving just 4 days to reach a compromise before the deadline. lawmakers are talking behind closed doors but the chance of a deal looks slim. >> democrats want a plan that includes spending cuts and raises taxes on the richest americans. republicans say they will not agree to another tax hike. they're expected to propose a plan that focuses on spending cuts only. >> i think the american people are tired of the blame game. to come up with responsible spending
website at c-span.org off. in chicago yesterday president obama talked about his gun control proposal. do you think congress should consider a proposal and vote? be prepared to tell us why or why not. here are the numbers. 202-585-3881 for republicans. 202-585-3880 for democrats. you can always send us e-mail. "the chicago tribune" picked up the story, talking about a wide range of issues. gun violence is the main topic of the speech. the reporter says -- part of the speeches today look to congress and what they should do. here is what he had to say. gu[video clip] >> ivory -- i recognize not everybody has to agree with our issues. different from upstate and downstate illinois. these proposals deserve a vote in congress. they deserve a vote. [applause] and i want to thank those members of congress who are working together in a serious way to try to address this issue. host: playing off of that repeated phrase, that is the question we propose to you, whether you think they deserve a vote. whether you do or don't, you could call on the lines that represent you. we have put this on twitter a
wrote to president obama asking for the underlining memos that the administration still has approdeclined to provide to congress. 11 senators signed that. a total of eight democrats and three republicans. democrat ron wyden was leading the charge on a letter. the chairman of the senate judiciary committee patrick leahy was on the letter on the democratic side. on the republican side, a motley crew of senators. you had mike lee of utah, grassley of iowa, susan collins of maine. that sort of indication of where you get concerned about the drone issue on the hill. you see a smattering of liberal democrats concerned in the house and a small handful of libertarian-leaning republicans that have expressed concerns on this issue. host: these underlying memos that the members of congress want, do they have to do with just drone strikes in general, drone strikes that have occurred against other alleged al qaeda operatives? guest: they may not happen to withdraw on strikes in general. they might have to do with drone strikes in specific. one of the issues that came up here is our anwar
time it will drop a trillion dollars under president obama. martha: but with baby boomers retiring at the rate of 10,000 people a day. entitlement spending is set to explode. stuart, as we pointed out, there is a lot of enthusiasm that we won't rack up a trillion dollar deficit. >> reporter: the headline was all about the deficit is going to be below a trillion dollars. that's great news. the bad news and there is a lot of it. the next 10 years medicare will cost $1 trillion a year. obama-care subsidies will total nearly a trillion dollars. the cost of medicaid will double and the debt will go to the highest portion of tour economy than it's been in a generation. there is dismal views on the current state of the economy. 1.4% growth this year and the unemployment rate will rise at 8% and stay that way for years to come. martha: the cbo makes very clear we need to do some entitlement work and recraft these programs if we want them to be our for our children. why does the administration not appear to be too concerned about doing that. >> reporter: you have to ask, is deficit reductio
in the administration has said that indicates they are going to have a universal registry. >> obama care wasn't a tax until they needed it to be a tax. >> it was the supreme court that said that. >> i don't think you can trust -- >> let's dive in and get straight to the telephone now. rield congressman jamrhode isla james langevin joins me. he has been touched by gun violence in his own life. sir, good to have you with me. as we talk about this with the president really getting back on the road where he does his best work campaign style, taking his message to minnesota, i want to remind everybody this is at the feet of harry reid in the senate right now to move on this, and he appeared this weekend with abc's george stephanopoulos. take a listen to his thoughts. >> how about restrictions on high capacity magazines for ammunition? >> i think that's something we definitely have to take a look at. >> take a look or vote for? >> let's see what it is. >> sir, in your opinion, do you think that right now the best approach is going to be agreement on both sides of the aisle on small steps and that small ste
complete coverage of resignation on our website. >> president obama will deliver the state of the union address tonight. it will build consensus among democrats and republicans. tracie potts has a preview. >> tonight instead of focusing on how budget cuts would affect the pentagon, president obama will focus on the middle class. thousands of government jobs. >> his emphasis to continue to have four manufacturing sector expand, that work is in don. >> in the audience, the parents of a slain chicago teenager, underscoring the president's push for gun control. >> i am happy that the murder of hadiya pendleton is on the president's mind. >> the goal is to move public opinion. that is what moves congress. >> lawmakers say his clear focus must be the budget. >> if we don't get it under control fairly soon, then we will end up with a nation which is insolvent. >> republicans are already criticizing what happens after the speech. the president will hit the road to push his agenda. >> if you are worried about this issue, why are you working with congress to prevent it? >> marco rubio delivers th
:30 this afternoon. we'll bring you the latest. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> president obama will deliver the first stage of the union address of his second term. he is expected to push immigration reform and will focus on middle class jobs. there could be big losses for small business and government layoffs. >> this will put 600,000 people out of work. >> we have to stop it. >> let's include revenue. >> will have more in a live report in about 20 minutes. >> the big dig out continues in new england after last weekend's big snowstorm. the weekend blizzard dumped 40 inches of snow in parts of connecticut. half the town's streets were still not passable sunday night. some local utility crews are up helping with cleanup. when maryland needed help last year, b.g.e. officials say it is all about giving back that help when it is needed. >> other states have not hit as hard as maryland. what other states are hit hard, we can send some of our crews. >> officials have not decided if more crews will go to new england to help. >> looking for answers about what caused a weekend house fire in towson. it happene
. president obama calling on congress to avoid cuts that could jeopardize jobs in just 23 days. >> the jobs of thousands of americans who can work in national security -- who work in national security or education or clean energy. >> reporter: under the terms of earlier deficit deals, congress will find $85 million in reductions by march 1st. if not, they would shrink pentagon spending by 7.9% and domidwesting spending by 5.3% and medicare a 2% reduction. >> i believe they should pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms that would delay the economically damaging affects of the sequester for a few more mots until congress finds a way. >> reporter: the president wants to raise more money by ending tax loopholes, but republicans want deeper entitlement cuts. >> if we're going to connect with the american people, it's important that they see not only that we're serious about solving our debt problems. >> a studdie by george mason university estimated 448,000 jobs could be affected in d.c., maryland, and virginia. for months, defense contractors have pleaded for action. >> we woul
as the manhunt for christopher dorner comes to a head. >>> president obama are pushes for a $9 federal minimum wage. gun control and immigration reform will any pass? >>> plus mardi gras leads into ash wednesday. >>> and senator marco rubio's water lights up the twitter sphere. >>> and the top dog right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for wednesday, february 13th, 2013. >>> good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. we've got two major stories this morning. president obama is telling supporters he needs their help to make the changes he proposed in his state of the union address. republicans say they oppose higher spending and tax increases. but first, the latest from california on what may be the fiery end to the huge manhunt for accused cop killer christopher dorner. nbc's tony chen is in big bear with the latest. tony, good morning. >> reporter: morning, mara. good morning, everyone. let me tell you the last 20, 21 hours have been absolutely incredible. i want to give you the latest information. we just got this within about the last hour, hour and a half. that that cabin that was burnin
jackson in washington with more on what the >> the obama administration is expected to unveil new initiatives to put a stop to cyber stealing. hallie jackson has more on what we can hear today from our washington bureau. >> today the obama administration will announce it is going after countries which spy on the u.s. by hacking into our online systems. >> it is something we're working on constantly and we will take necessary measures to enhance our cybersecurity. >> the white house wants fines and other sanctions as part of a more aggressive stance on cyberattacks, especially those from china the news comes a couple of days after a firm linked to a chinese military units was accused of stealing secrets. countries spying on other countries online is nothing new, according to cyber security experts. but what is different about the china hack is the focus of u.s. infrastructure. >> that could give them leverage to either launch an attack or just have political leverage in knowing the vulnerabilities of our nation. >> officials in beijing and said they had nothing to do with the cyber
. evidences 88 years old. >>> this morning we are hearing from president obama. he sat down with cbs's scott kelly for a prefragame intervie. talked about the possibility of another tax hike. president obama talked about america's favorite past time football as millions of us were getting ready to watch the super bowl, he clarified comments. when he wasn't sure he would let his son play football. here's the latest response. >> it is a great support. i am a huge fan, but there's no doubt that some of the concerns that we have learned about when it comes to concussions have to give parents pause. as i said before i feel differently about the nfl. these are grown men, they are well compensated they know the risks that are involved. but as we start thinking about the pipeline, high school, college. i want to make sure we are doing everything we can to make the school safer. that means the game is going to evolve a little bit. for those of us who like to see a big hit and enjoy the rock em sock em elements of the game we are probably going to be occasionally frustrated. i know defensive players g
scoop and interview with the stars. and why does president obama think it is okay to kill americans ? what does he care? it is not like they are his fellow country men. and babies wearing perfume? the story so bad it stinks. greg? >> happy anniversary, greg? >> anniversary? >> you forgot, didn't you? >> what anniversary. >> what is the anniversary of? >> well, we met in a bar on 9th avenue about eight years ago. you were watering a tight t-shirt and i was crying in the corner because someone rolled me. >> i didn't know that was you. i didn't realize something happened? >> i appreciate your compassion and i will never forget that moment. >> it was something like that. >> actually it is the "red eye" anniversary. we are six years and one hour old. >> that is so true. i have had enough of talking to you. >> go away. >> let's welcome our guest. >> she is so british she sleeps in a tea kettle. i am here with i'm ma -- immogen lloyd webber. her later book is called "the twitter diaries." and georgia attorney patrick milsaps. and in san francisco he is considered a go cart. it is my repuls
, everybody. president obama expected to tout the health care law in his state of the union on tuesday, but john, you say this law isn't doing anything, but making america sicker? >> yeah, brenda. i mean, after years, literally the last three years, barack obama's been telling americans, you won't lose your doctor, if you like your health insurance, you can keep your health insurance, now post-election, surprise! 7 million americans, the numbers are going higher. the cbo reports the dollars continue to go higher and really what it comes down to, we cannot afford this. small businesses can't afford to keep medicating their people and keeping them insured and at the end of the day this is just another sign of big government coming in with big plans that us, the taxpayers, just can't afford. >> well, steve, does it matter that we're losing employer-based health care plans, if more people are actually getting covered? >> yes, exactly. this plan is going to cover just about everybody. it makes me difference whether they get their health insurance through an employer or whether they get it t
for a week. >> he's laughing, joking, playing, eating. >> reporter: gun control. president obama travels to minneapolis to press his case for stricter gun control laws. >>> and blackout concerns. super bowl officials were worried about a potential blackout several months before worried about a potential blackout several months before the big game. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. there's been a dramatic end to a hostage standoff in alabama. a 5-year-old boy who had been held captive for nearly a week is back with his mother, and his captor is dead. a neighbor who lived near the bunker where the boy was held said he heard a loud boom yesterday followed by what sounded like a gunshot. teresa garcia is in midland city with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you know, the officials here are telling us they decided to move in that fbi hostage rescue team after the negotiations started deteriorating with that kidnapper. so they basically got that team ready and made a major distraction. what they did was throw in some flash
. >>> the future of america, president obama will focus on the u.s. economy on his state of the union address. we get a preview. >> and observing black history month, listening to baltimore's voices in the struggle for civil rights. the story coming up here on wjz. >> and here's today's report from wall street. we'll be right back. >>> it's 5:30, 52 degrees and mostly cloudy. good evening thank you for staying with wjz eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. a former maryland first lady wants to be anne arundel county's next exective. but she faces some tough competition. mike hellgren has kendall ehrlich one on one talking about her future. >> reporter: kendall ehrlich says she was not even thinking about it until she started getting calls. >> it's really something that's tailor made. it's a unique circumstance that i'm uniquely qualified for. >> reporter: ehrlich says she only wants to fill what is left of leopold's term which ends next year and then leave office. >> it's so unique to have the circumstance.
it continues. we will switch gears. earlier today, president obama 8 a pre super bowl interview. comes the day after the released the firing a rifle. >> i was surprised about the controversy about whether or not the president goes to suit -- to shoot. houseurprised the white got into this game. it was an interesting game. he said he was really interested. people questioned how often he .oes it they wanted an official of him shooting. >> on capitol hill this past week, a number of fascinating hearings to talk about. hillary clinton, that was fun. the chalk hagel one was fascinating. -- the chuck hagel one was fascinating. >> there have been questions whether he could actually be confirmed. few democrats said they are out and saying we could not support this nominee because of these reasons. he did not think he came prepared for primetime. some very obvious questions. that is a criticism we heard a lot. they felt they had not got the answers. it is something we will be watching. on the national security nomination hearing. john brennan was nominated to head the cia and that is still to come next
to come up with smarter plan or a solution for the longer term. will visitt obama israel and the west bank and jordan in the spring. visit toe his first the region as president. esident obama and light -- netanyahuster discussed the visit in late january. the white house has not released date of the trip or details itinerary. --lawmakers began talking tackling the tough issue of immigration reform. the current immigration system of repair,rate need but how to fix it is not clear. san antonio mayor certification is used with the committee. that a pathway citizenship should be the .ption >> house republicans who had citizenship seemed to soften their town today. said he would citizenship for legal brought to this country when they were children. officials department to extendingcloser benefits to same-sex partners of of the military. leon panetta is contemplating making this move which could same-separtners to to the un base commissary and other health and welfare programs. say a same-sexrs partner would have to have some type of documentation to receive some benefits. >> we're monitoring a
house stonewalling. white house is urging quick approval of the two nominees. >> president obama today will award the medal of honor for a former soldier and heroic efforts in afghanistan. former staff sergeant will receive the nation's highest military honor for his actions during an attack on a remote outpost in october of 2009. he is just the fourth living person to receive the award for service in iraq and the afghanistan. 5:07, 37 degrees on this monday morning. >> still ahead in a hollywood actor wants to reach out to the former lapd police officer wanted for murder. >> good monday morning at 5:10. it is a wet start. got to get going, the roads will be a little slow because of the wet pavement. meteorologist adam caskey if it is at the national harbor this morning. i see all the dampness. something happened this weekend. >> what happened? clerk somebody turned another year older. happy birthday. >> thank you. 29 again. it feels great. feels fantastic to be 29 again. right. i have my umbrella this morning and national harbor. it is a light drizzle coming down right now. the heavy
. >>> in just two days president obama will deliver his first state of the union address as a second term president. he is expected to focus on job creation and the economy. critics say the poor economy could hurt his intentions of reforming the gun control laws, immigration policy, and climate change. >>> former vice president dick cheney is criticizing president obama's choices of cabinet nominations. he said "good folks need to hold the positions of secretary of state, cia director and secretary of defense." he also says the conditions in the middle east and north africa have worsened since mr. obama took office. >>> happening today, the family of penn state football coach joe paterno will release an official response. his wife sue broke her silence to defend her late husband. she says paterno is a moral man who never lied about the scandal. >>> d.c. >>> grammys are tonight. idol winner kelly clarkson is up for four grams and carly ray yep son has two nominations. >>> valentine's day came a few days early for some runners in southeast d.c. they took part in the cupid undie run saturday
that the state of our union is stronger. >> president obama lays out his plan for the future in his state of the union address. >> good morning. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. february 13, ash wednesday. >> 5:01. >> we will start out with some rain this afternoon. we can have an inch or two of snow. no problems expected for the morning commute. 33 at the airport. when the stuff comes in this afternoon, it will be above freezing. it will change over to some snow and we expect a little bit of the accumulation. >> good morning. glad this morning the roads are dry. it will be a different story tomorrow. 12 minutes on the west side from 795. assist southbound traffic at old pimlico road. 83, 60 miles per hour down towards the beltway. problem free on 95 out of white marsh down to the beltway and beyond. moving well out of the 895 split. seven minutes down to the fort mchenry. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> an update on the man at for a fugitive and former police officer. charred human remains were found inside a burned out cabin
obama attended the funeral. >> i am amazed. i'm so excited. i'm happy that the murderer of what dia is off the street. i look forward and hope they are convicted to the fullest extent of the law. >> pendleton's parents are in washington, d.c. to be the official guests of first lady michelle obama for tonight's state of the union address. >> and kai, we are just hours away from the president's state of the union address. wjz has complete coverage. monique griego talks to a local teen who will be sitting with the first lady. but first, tara mergener has more on the focus of the president's speech. >> reporter: president obama wasn't offering a preview of his speech to reporters this afternoon. >> mr. president, how is the speech? >> we'll find out tonight. >> reporter: white house officials say improving the economy and creating jobs will be front and center. >> as he outlays his plans tonight, everyone will see that if we work together, that we really will have a robust future. we can build that middle class. >> reporter: republicans want to hear
is taking on president obama. world renowned neurosurgeon dr. ben carson speaks out against the president's policies, with the president just a few feet away. adam may has a look at the enormous impact of the speech. >> reporter: hi, kai. just got off the phone a couple of seconds ago with dr. ben carson. he said he is very surprised by all the attention his speech is getting, conservatives like rush limbaugh, sean hannity, lining up behind him. >> dr. ben carson, highly critical of president obama's healthcare and economic policies during the national prayer breakfast. >> moral decay. fiscal irresponsibility. they destroy themselves. and if you don't think that can happen to america, you get out your books, and you start reading. >> reporter: the speech, cheered by conservative pundits. >> r. >> amazing speech. move over, president obama. the doctor is in the house. gize. >> a wall street journal journal editorial each calls for him to run for president. >> what do you think of the attention he's getting on this issue? >> running f
now ... where in just two days, president obama will be delivering his state of the union address. it's the speech he'll use to lay the groundwork for his next four years in office... but this time, the president is also setting the stage for a spending showdown that will play out over the next few weeks. brian mooar has the story from washington. take his message on the road... visiting asheville, north carolina,.. atlanta and chicago. mister obama's address will be followed by two responses from tea party republicans -- senators marco rubio and rand paul. [a33]tease 1-houston vo still ahead on 11 news... the music world marks a sad anniversary... on its biggest night of the year. how superstar whitney houston was honored in her hometown. plus... a former u-s attorney general... speaks out on behalf of the family of late football coach joe paterno. why they say the "freeh report"... is factually wrong. covering the nation... the family of late football coach joe paterno... responds to the so-called "freeh" report, commissioned by penn state university. along with former u-s attorney
and president obama. meanwhile, in other political headlines, jesse jackson jr. has been charged with misusing campaign funds. federal prosecutors filed the indictment against jackson friday. practices cuters say jackson diverted about $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use, including a $43,000 gold plated rolex watch and more than $22,000 in michael jackson memorabilia. >>> "the washington post" is reporting that fbi agents had been looking into allegations that new jersey democrat senator bob menendez patronized prostitutes while in the dominican republic. "the post" cites sources familiar with the investigation says new evidence has been found to support the claims so far. >>> and president obama in his weekly address today told the american public that cuts in federal programs will hurt the middle class. >> i disagree with republicans who think we should do that by making even bigger cuts to things like education and job training, or medicare, and social security benefits. that would force our senior citizens and working families to bear the burden of deficit reduction while the wealt
, then governor rob blagojevich was charged with trying to sell away barack obama's cincinnati seat. jesse jackson jr.'s people had made an offer and it started the investigation. >> this is extremely disappointing. always is when a member of congress does this. here is a young man a lot of us hoped would be a very good example to other americans and now he has squandered and committed a serious offense. we understand he's going to plead guilty. i'm curious in terms of whether he's been hospitalized in the last year. is there any way to know if that's a legitimate hospitalization or was this cover in anticipation of an investigation bearing down on him and this was sort of an excuse? or a panic way out? >> the mayo clinic did report that he was being treated for a form of bipolar depression last summer. whether that's true or not i don't think there's any way to verify it. but he's clearly been disturbed and having some erratic behavior. >> he ran for re-election. he could have pulled out a year ago and saved the voters in his district. does he indicate any reason why he did that? because he knew
will not take away your rifle, shotgun, hand gun, they leafletted the country with flyers like this, obama's not going to take your gun, obama will protect gun rights, and now he's trying to take away all three. i don't think you can trust -- >> senate majority leader harry reid says he hopes gun legislation will come out of the judiciary committee but he was noncommittal over whether he would sign an assault weapons ban. >> would you vote for it? >> frankly, she knows, i haven't read her amendment, i didn't vote for the assault weapons last time because it didn't make sense but i'll take a look at it. >> i will bring in "washington post" columnist ruth marcus and senior staff writer for "the hill" alex bolton. good monday morning to both of you. ruth, this is the president's first big sell to the american people. what do you think he needs to say here? >> well, the president said he was going to give it everything he's got. i think what he needs to say is look, don't listen to the nra, listen to logic or listen to the nra from a number of years ago when it supported universal background c
-- in a new interview airing today on tele-mundo, president obama is sharing his time line for passing immigration reform. >> the senators themselves have said that they would like to see legislation done by march. that they would like to present that not only to the fellow members of the senate, but also the american people. i think that's a reasonable time line. the important point here is that we have been working on this for a long time. we know what the issues are. i have a bill drafted. we have language. >> also new today, outgoing defense secretary leon panetta is offering a sobering deadline that triggers automatic across the board cuts. >> let me tell you, if sequester happens, it is going to damage the readiness of the united states of america. we have the most powerful military force right now. it's important to providing stability. if it goes into effect and we have to do the kind of cuts that will go right at readiness, right at maintenance, we are going to weaken the united states and make it more difficult to respond to the crises in the world. >> joining me now, peter a
, president obama is also signaling he is prepared to go it alone. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. the white house says it's a backup plan but news of presidential version of immigration reform caught many on capitol hill by surprise. even one of the president's own confy dammits admits it was a mistake -- confydants admits it was a mistake to go public. ed henry has the top story. >> it was only three weeks ago president obama was in las vegas suggesting he hold back on submitting his own immigration plan to give bipartisan talks a chance to succeed. >> if congress is unable to move forward in a timely fashion, i will send up a bill based op my proposal. and insist they vote on it right away. >> that promise to wait until congress goes first is shattered with the republicans furious over a leaked draft over a white house plan on immigration in "usa today." >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. this raises the question that many of us continue to wonder about. does the president really want a result? or does he want another to beat up republicans
arguments next month. last week, president obama told abc7 use congress exclusively that supporting gay marriage is the right thing to do. >> i can tell you obviously my personal view which is that same-sex couples should be treated like everyone else. >> 75 influential republicans have add their names to the list including former utah governor hunts man and former new jersey governor whitman, and two former governors of massachusetts, weld and swift. opinions on this issue are changing rapidly but there is still a great divide in the republican party about gay rights. a recent poll shows the majority of americans support gay marriage up from a third from 2003. >> thank you. five elderly people were rescued from an assisted living home after a stove top fire broke out at 8:00 last night near treat boulevard and firefighters say any knocked it down before the flames crawled up the vent and into the the at tic. the residents will be moved to other care homes. new details in the search for a vandal targeting shops at walnut creek broadway plaza. police released this surveillance video show
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march 1st. president obama is now urging congress to come up with a short-term deal while a longer- term deal is worked out. republicans are standing firm saying they want certain spending cuts and no new tax hikes. >> the president believes that congress ought to take action to buy down the sequester in a balanced way which we did in december so we know what the model looks like to achieve t we would work with congress on the composition of that package. >> this is no greater more imperative than to reduce the mountain of debt that is facing us, our children and theirs. and our house republican majority stands ready for the president and his party to join us and actually tackle the big problems facing this country. >> the sequester was created as a compromise between republicans and democrats on fiscal cliff the matters at the end of last year. >>> a decision today could pave the way for the boy scouts of america to allow gay scouts and scout leaders. the organize's national executive board is meeting at its headquarters in irving, texas and is expected to rule on the controversial pol
fuel did leak into a nearby river. >>> in just a few hours, president barack obama will speak to the nation in his annual state of the union address. the economy will be the focus. but he'll touch on other issues, including gun violence. tara mergener reports for wjz, from capitol hill. >> reporter: president obama wasn't offering a preview of a state of the union address to reporters this afternoon. >> mr. president, how is the speech? >> we'll find out tonight. >> reporter: white house aides say improving the economy and creating jobs will be front and center, when the president speaks to congress and the country. >> as he outlays his plan tonight, everyone will see that if we work together, that we really will have a robust future. we can build namiddle -- that middle class. >> reporter: republicans want to hear president obama's plan for tackling the ballooning national debt, rising healthcare costs and the growth of government. >> a second term offers a second chance. and if the president wants to regain the credibility he's lost over
journey goes forward and the state of our union is strong. >> tonight president obama delivers this year's address live on c-span. with our preview program starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern and the president at 9:00. followed by the g.o.p. response and your reaction. the state of the union tonight on c-span, c-span radio and c-span.org. you can also watch the address and republican response live online and in high definition at c-span.org. it will be available on demand through the website, along with the tea party response from senator rand paul and you can use the website to make clips and share them via social networks an email. that's at c-span.org/sotu. and join in our facebook discussion prior to tonight's state of the union. our question, do these events matter? let us know what you think. >> i think we hold up brown as this amazing feat that we accomplished this, that we rolled back segregation and then we look at what happened afterwards and we see how incredibly difficult it was. devicive in some ways but also that you had this very incremental progress after that, that was very fr
? as a new leader takes over at the state department today, president obama is in minnesota at this hour trying to build pressure on congress to support his gun proposals. will he be able to overcome deep-rooted opposition? joining us for our daily fix, chuck todd, msnbc news chief, political director, and host of "the daily rundown" and "new york times" chief washington correspondent david sang ar. first to you, chuck, on guns. the president in minnesota. the white house making a very big push. the question as to why they had to react to the conspiracy they'rists who questioned his -- the white house comment about his skeet shooting at camp david zoosh well, they've always been what i would call overly reactive to they call it the beast, feeding the beast, and they mean sort of social media, the sort of advocacy media, when it's talk radio, whatever you want to call it, and this was just mother one of those instances where they felt that they saw a couple of articles that they thought were getting traction, and they thought, well, let's put out this photo, but, of course, even as david
of the united states. >> president obama delivered his fifth state of the union address. >> the greatest nation on earth cannot keep continuing biz interest drifting from one manufacturer to the next. >> they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserved a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. >> senator marco rubio gave the republican response. >> nothing has frustrated me more than that. >> he was a little tense nervous drinking water through his speech. >> i thought a light was about to fall on him. >> he's thankful for their loving friends. >>> towing the cruise ship to alabama. >> flooding raw sewage. >> all that -- >> the show winner the affenpinscher affenpinscher. >> how about that? stone faced. >> he just pulled off a back flip as the snow is taking him down that mountain. >> -- and all that matters. >> the ceo of apple sat with michelle obama. you can't sit close to your wife surrounded by nurds. >> i literally couldn't move my legs. they had to pick me up and put them into my next outfit. >> now there's a job. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning."
the board? caller: absolutely, i am. as far as obama supporters, this man and this government right now, they're absolutely trying to trap us, control us, manipulate us, and drain us. host: do you blame your local government, which is the one that instituted this? or the federal government? caller: both. host: rob is a democrat in new york. i think red lights ever pretty much become yellow lights now in my experience. the number of red lights that are being blown seems to be an epidemic. it does generate revenue. the city's backs are against wall. they need different types of revenue. observing as a pedestrian and a driver, it's a good idea. host: stanley in long island, new york, independence. -- independent line. caller: good morning. i have sprayed my license plate with that stuff that you cannot read the number of the plate. host: is that legal? caller: i don't know. host: have you ever gotten pulled over from it? caller: it could be fog on the camera. host: but a police officer could read it? caller: sure. host: why don't you want the cameras to see your license plate? are you tryi
democrats, plan to announce a plan to make gun trafficking a federal crime. yesterday president obama spent the day in minnesota promoting gun control. as tara mergener reports, the president is asking for the public's help to get congress to take action. >> reporter: president obama took his gun control message on the road. sitting down with law enforcement officials and community leaders in minneapolis. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> reporter: the president praised the minneapolis police department, pointing to the city's success in tackling gun violence. he's also trying to reach minnesota gun owners as he works to rally public support for his proposals to curb gun violence. >> i need everybody who's listening to keep the pressure on your member of congress to do the right thing. >> reporter: this is expected to be the first of several trips the president makes to put his plan outside washington. proposals for a new ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines are already meeting a lot of resistance
, president obama will prevent the 2012 presidential citizens metal to the six teachers and school administrators as they tried to protect students at the sandy hook elementary school. they will receive the awards posthumously at the white house. obama will present relatives with the medal which goes to the citizens of the united states of america who have performed exemplary deeds for the country and for their fellow citizens. >>> two people were pulled from a frozen pond in new york's central park. take a look at the cell phone video posted on youtube of the rescue. witnesses say the two tourists woke out on the ice and it broke beneath their weight. one man was able to get out of the pond on his own, but the other couldn't. witnesses say he was in the water for about 15 minutes but was helped to get out and he got out safely. >> when he first fell in, he was scrambling, trying to come out and i didn't think he was going to make it because he just stopped moving. >> come on, buddy. >> rescue crews had to bring in a ring to the man in the water. the police officers then went in t
the way for him to become president barack obama's new pentagon chief despite opposition from some republicans. hagel is expected to have enough votes to get past the senate filibuster and be confirmed as the top pentagon official. he needs 60 votes to make that happen. >>> president obama is due to take part in google+ and the hangout where he will answer questions on his state of the union address. selected participants will ask questions about his address to congress and you can also and questions via the white house's youtube channel. the hangout will start at 4:50. >>> well, if you're a teacher some state lawmakers want to help you out. they want to give you a bigger tax break for school supplies you buy. the bill would allow teachers to write off as much as $500 for school supplies they purchase out of pocket. right now you get $250 from the federal government for those supplies. but the state doesn't have any such offer. similar bills failed in 2003 and 2004 and 2005 because they were deemed too expensive. >>> a former graduate student in pennsylvania is now suing her school
and next to mi shoal obama the parents -- michelle obama the parents of hadiya pendleton. >> three weeks ago she was here in washington performing for her country at my inauguration. and a week later, she was shot and killed in a chicago park after school. >> reporter: the president also talked about the tragic shootings in newtown connecticut in it has been-- >> it has been two months since newtown. i know this is not the first time the country debated how to reduce gun violence. but this time is different. >> reporter: it was after these shootings that the president proposed toughening gun laws. >> the proposals deserve a vote. because in the two months since newtown, more than a thousand birthdays, graduations, anniversaries have been stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun. >> reporter: president obama made an emotional appeal to congress. >> the families of aurora deserve a vote. the families of tucson and blacksburg and the countless other communities deserve a simple vote. >> reporter: i am ed payne reporting. >> today president obama is heading to asheville north carolina to
leadership, the faith-based leadership, and, again, a shout out to president obama, his cabinet and the members on both sides of the aisle that stood by this region, the gulf coast, to rebuild after all of these years. and, mr. president, in conclusion, it's my only hope that after passing the sandy supplemental we will stand united with the northeast as they rebuild bigger, better, stronger, hosting the next super bowl, which is a real symbol of resurgence and rebuilding and resurrection. thank you, mr. president. and i yield the floor. mr. harkin: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from iowa. mr. harkin: mr. president, this week is a milestone for working families across america. 20 years ago this week, president bill clinton signed into law the family and medical leave act. you know, there are many laws that we pass here in washington that most americans never have reason to know or care about. the fmla, by contrast, has changed this country in profoundly important ways. it has touched the lives of millions of working families. it's almost hard to imagine today
obama and vice president biden will be speaking to that group from the state dining room. no doubt they will touch on the sequester, which is still scheduled to hit this friday. if those cuts go into effect we can expect hundreds of thousands of furloughs and lay-offs plus clogged air travel and reduced education funding and unemployment benefits. the president is asking both parties to work alongside him to end the budget stalemate and he will tell governors there is work to be done. dr. joe biden and the first lady will speak at today's meeting. a surprise appearance last night at the ausc-arizona. here she is in that dress that she wore to the governors' dinner she was not actually in los angeles, but she did speak live from the diplomatic room to announce the winner for best picture, "argo." mrs. obama's office said as a movie lover she was honored to celebrate the award and the artists who inspire us. two are forming a public advocacy group advertising for action will stay clear of election activity but it will be aimed at making political and legisla
details of the raid or how dikes died. marly hall, alabama. >>> president obama took his campaign to curb gun violence on the road today. his push on a new ban of assault weapons is meeting a lot of resistance. the president asked the public to help and pressuring congress to act. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it is time to do something. we can make a difference. that's our responsibility as americans. >> the white house just released this photo of the president wax up his recent statement that he is familiar with fire arms and not an enny of the second amendment. >>> legalizing pot. democratic lawmakers from oregon and colorado could introduce the first two propoles as early as tomorrow. one could require growers to get federal permits. tore would create a federal marijuana tax. >>> an official clock now counting down to the opening of the new bay bridge. we will show you the big moment life on the new deck and hear what it means to governor. >>> exactly how fast did he pal? fall? new information about the death- defying lea
and one heck of a game, all straight ahead. >>> plus, president obama takes his gun control message as mountain michael bloomberg sticks to the nra with a powerful ad. >>> plus, the 5-year-old hostage held hostage in alabama heads into the fifth day. >>> leon panetta talks about life and death decisions and says rumor of a death are just life and death decisions and says rumor of a death are just that. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> very good monday morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. we begin with a developing tragedy in southern california. a bus carrying a tour group from tijuana collided with mountains killing eight and injurings more. authorities say the driver reported brake problems as the bus came down the mountain. it rear ended a car before flipping and hitting a pickup truck that was hauling a trailer. passengers described the scene. >> starts to move so fast, and the people start screaming. >> two or three minutes swerving in and out? >> yeah. >> everybody was scared. everybody was screaming. >> the bus was reportedly returning from a ski outing t
without legal. more factual legal and president obama's budget, a defense official tells us the president will probably delay the budget plan until sometime in march. the obama administration has been signaling the a blueprint would miss the deadline because the debate in washington over taxes, spending, and the deficit. it was supposed to be delivered to lawmakers yesterday. if you are worried about food safety the agriculture secretary tom vilsack says we need to cut back on a number of inspections on meatpacking plants unless congress can avoid the across-the-board spending cuts that take effect in march. he says the agriculture department is studying how to handlewhich could also impact nutritional programs and food safety research. we know we are in a housing recovery, but the d.c. market is on fire. i will have more on that in the next hour. live at bloomberg headquarters in new york, linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. we will see you shortly. 4:38 34 degrees at this hour. >> still ahead, a frantic scene in the heart of baltimore. a huge warehouse fire >
. >>> days before the boy scouts of america prepare to consider lifting its ban on gays, president obama has decided to weigh in. in an interview with cbs news sunday, the president praised scouting as an organization which offers opportunities and he said no one should be excluded. >> the scouts are a great institution that are promoting young people and exposing them to opportunities and leadership that will serve people for the rest of their lives. i think nobody should be barred for that. >> the boy scouts of america will meet next week to discuss if it will change its national policy banning gays from scouting. president obama is honorary president of the boy scouts of america. >>> today metro begins a project to replace three escalators at the pentagon metro station. crews will remove the affected escalators from the station's south side. metro says that this work is not as big as last year's escalator project that took place at the dupont station. the pentagon escalators were installed 18 years ago, and metro says rehabilitating them is not practical or cost effective. customers will
and glitz team visit to new orleans. >> president obama is asking the congress to head off those automatic spending cuts that could hurt the economy, if they kick in if scheduled march 1. the president is proposing a smaller budget deal now and a bigger one later. danielle nottingham has the latest. >> president obama is calling on congress to stop massive automatic spending cuts with a short-term fix. >> our economy right now is headed in the right direction. it will stay that way as long as there aren't anymore self- inflicted wounds coming out of washington. >> congress and the president signed off on the automatic cuts to force themselves to deal with the nation's skyrocketing debt. the original deadline was january 1, and when they couldn't reach a larger budget deal then, they postponed it to march 1. >> the white house wants another short-term fix to head off a hit to the fragile economy and give lawmakers more time to work out a ten-year plan. >> we should give them the chance to come up with this budget instead of making cuts now that will cost us jobs and significantly slow
: these pre-k students outside atlanta today got a surprise and very high profile visitor. president obama headed to georgia to launch a push for early childhood education, including nationwide publicly funded kindergarten. >> let's make sure none of our kids start out a step behind. let's make it a national priority to give every child access to a high quality early education. >> reporter: in his state of the union address tuesday, the president held up georgia's pre-k program as a model for the rest of the nation, that parents should have access to the same educational opportunities. >> the size of your paycheck shouldn't determine your child's future. so let's fix this. >> reporter: but the white house didn't put a price tag on how much this with cost to do that. republicans have slammed it as too expensive and an overreach by the federal government. >> we don't need dictates from washington, d.c. intervening and mandating. >> reporter: the obama administration said government investment at that young age pays off significantly down the road. educators like paige agrees. >> regardless o
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. >> president obama has named him as the cochair of a major council we will give you details ahead. >> mayor stephanie rawlings- blake proclaiming today world spay day. what it means for you pet owners out there. >>> a look at other top stories in the area. governor o'malley can add one more accomplishments to his resume. president obama named o'malley cochair of the council of governor along with the governor of iowa. it is five democrats and five republicans and brings together a state and federal officials to address issues relating to the national guard and homeland security. >>> five things to know on this tuesday. be more -- b more dog is hold a -- the celebration starts at 5 at the. [audio not understandable] >> send 20 dal -- spend 20 dollar at a restaurant and help the local community drive. there's a dish mob beginning at 11:30. the initiative is to give local businesses in the community a try. it's held in city ace -- cities across the u.s. >> we will find out how the department of homeland security is doing. we will have the third annual state of homeland security address and she
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will play out today at the white house and on capitol hill. president obama will meet today with labor leaders and immigration reform groups to discuss his plan to reform the nation's immigration reform laws. he'll discuss the issue some of the country's most prominent ceos. across town, there will be the first in a series of hearings on immigration reform. >>> new this morning, a search for an armed robber near the university of maryland. this happened just after hiddenite of paint branch parkway in college park, not far from student housing and fraternity row. it's not clear what the robber took or if there were injuries. police do not believe the suspect is still in the area. >>> would you share your sexual orientation on a college application? that's what georgetown university law school will have do. they want to track the number of gay applicants to set up better support services. the study was first reported by the campus newspaper. four of the top 20 law schools in the country have students to disclose their sexual orientation. >>> police in texas say an iraq war veteran admitt
. >> reporter: he says background checks for all gun originals as recommended by president obama -- owners as recommended by president obama would only lead to a gun registry. >> the criminals aren't going to comply with it. they could care less. you've already seen you won't computerize the mental health records. we ought to quit calling it right now a universal check. the real title ought to be the check on law abiding people all over this country. >> how do we know? let's start the effort and then we'll see. >> reporter: mayors against illegal guns is calling for not only background checks but a ban on assault weapons. one area where mayor gray does agree with lapierre. >> we've historically had police officers in our schools and i see something nothing wrong with that. i think it's a good idea. >> reporter: mark kelly is also speak out. during a fox news sunday exclusive he said he and his wife, former congresswoman gabby giffords, are both gun owners, but -- >> this isn't about the second amendment anymore. this is about public safety. we had 20 1st graders die in their classrooms b
in connection with the murder of a 15-year-old girl who was part of president obama's inauguration ceremony. the victim's family is hoping charges will follow. >> none of us will get our hopes up until there are charges. >> those charges may be imminent against two men in police custody. they were arrested this morning near 67th and south chicago avenue. >> it's comforting to know that one less killer is off the street. >> the 15-year-old high school student had just returned from president obama's inauguration and was seeking cover from a storm with friends in a ken wood park when witnesses say a gunman opened fire last month. this morning they called her mother to tell her about the arrest, which came less than 24 hours after her daughter's funeral. first lady michelle obama the major, governor pat quinn and others attended the service for a young woman who has become the national and tragic face of chicago's violence. >> we're wishing that people hear us and hoping that changes take police. >> police say the suspect in question are ages 18 and 20. >>> a florida police officer is discipli
the post. he called world leaders over the weekend backup president obama had to minnesota today to talk about his plan for gun-control legislation he won. still win grassroots support for his the gun proposals. people of mixed opinions on how affect of this public poll will be. >> in need to motivate people to combat what will be a very effective interest group effort in opposition to his goals. >> president obama is not done a good job building relationships with congress. he needs to do that before he starts putting external pressure on them. >> tomorrow, a bipartisan group of house members will introduce a bill to make a federal crime to deal and firearms trafficking. >> police are investigating it after one of the military's most accomplished snipers was shot dawn -- shot dead a gun rains this weekend. >> the 25-year-old former marine is charged with two counts of murder in the saturday shooting death of legendary military sniper chris kyle. police are still working to determine a motive. he was one of the most skilled and deadly snipers in military history. he once showed a target
of taxes and fees generated by more development. >> president obama is preparing for tonight's state of the union address. >> what he's expected to focus on, next. >> reporting to spring training today with ambitious goals, like we haven't seen for decades. we'll talk about those leader of sports. >> rain and snow had thi+ç22 >> president obama took a break from the oval office for a stroll along the rose garden colonnade with his chief of staff. >> just hours before the state of the union, the president is putting final touches on his plans for a second term agenda. he will focus this year on familiar themes from last year's campaign. >> whenever the president said tonight, he will be able to watch with the rest of the nation starting tonight. you can follow our live wire on wbaltv.com for live reaction during the speech. >> >> unseasonably mild february day. temperatures not all that cold this morning. 13 degrees warmer than average for this time of year. we end up with a good deal of sunshine across the area and it is still mild across the mid- atlantic. still manage to hit 40
weeks. that's the so-called sequester. today president obama acknowledged it is unlikely a budget deal will be reached by the march 1 deadline. he urged congress to pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms to delay the sequester in a budget can replace it. >> the threat of massive automatic cuts have already started to affect businesses decisions. deep, indiscriminate cuts to things like education, training, energy, national security will cost our jobs. >> the president's budge set late again. democrats haven't done a budge net nearly four years. and none of them have aa plan to replace the sequester. the sooner we solve our spending problems, the sooner our jobs problem will go away as well. >> president obama says the proposals he offered boehner late last year during the talks over the fiscal cliff are still on the table now. >>> it was hot topic during presidential campaign. but a hot potato for some lawmakers. now immigration reform is taking center stage. steve handelsman joins from us capitol hill where the results of the november election left some republicans mo
in a letter. >> nothing like getting a job well done from the commander in chief. today president obama called the ravens coach and general manager to congratulate them on. winning the super on here is a portion of that phone call. -- winning the super bowl. here's a portion of that phone call >> i just wanted to say congratulations. for you to stay steady the way you did is a great feat. >> thank you. sometimes the greatest accomplishments are born from diversity and our guys prove that. >> you and me we should try to do things easy or smoothes. [laughter] >> i would like to know what it feels like. it has never happened to me. but it was a great game. you know, we are going to investigate who was behind the whole black out thing, though. >> how cool is that? the president also talked about how moved he and the first lady were by the story of the former ravens lemberg oj dynamos with lou gehrig's's disease = = tjhe former ravens linebacker oj, diagnosed with lou gehrig's disease. >> what the president says congress needs to do fast. cart we need golf zones for highways? >> some snow showers.
miller, wbal tv 11 news. >> president obama was in annapolis previewing his plans for this term. >> much more on the big deadline in washington, d.c. >> high-school football stars make their pick on where they will play for college. later in sports. >> a storm forming on the coast could impact or whether for friday >> president obama is hoping to get more democrats behind with his plans for this term. that is where the president addressed democrats at a closed- door democratic retreat. he delivered a preview of next week's state of the union address in hopes of getting more lawmakers on board with his push for immigration reform and a ban on assault weapons. >> the next major deadline is march 1, when a budget deal leaves to be reached. it is not the so-called sequestration will force mandatory reductions in military spending. army training and air force flying hours and global naval operations will shrink. also cuts looming in the social services. some republicans said push the deadline back seven months but house speaker john boehner said he will not blank. not blank in effect. >> i ha
day off so we'll have to see how it shakes out. >> first time in 80 years not bad. president obama got a chance to weigh in on some issues during the pre-super bowl interview. he talked about the deficit and by making reductions in spending. he talked about football. mr. obama says the threat of con suggestions for football players means everything should be done for safety, special if you are youth. the standoff between a man holding a young boy hostage and police and what investigators are saying about the situation tonight. >> panetta is speaking out r out about chuck hagel. >> there is no time like the present for john kerry >> still no end in sight to that hostage standoff in alabama. jim continues to hold a 5-year-old boy in a bunker. they have been communicating with him and they are able to provide medicine to the child. ethan will turn 6 years old later this week. so far authorities are tight lipped about what he wants. police say this standoff continues. funeral services were held until alabama for that bus driver. he tried to block him from
an assault rifle, and has threatened to target more people. >> the obama administration detailed examples of what it -- what it painful impact scuttled pay cuts would have. hundreds of federal workers will be laid off. 70,000 children will be kicked off head start. and national security would be put. at put the president has called for -- and national security would be put at risk. so far, republicans have,no. >> at some point, in washington has to deal with its spending problem. >> at issue are $1.20 trillion of additional spending cuts over the next 10 years, including $85 billion this year. analysts expect the initial -- the issue will come up at the president's state of the union tuesday night. >> hillary clinton may not have a job but she is still pretty popular. a university police found the just departed secretary of state is the most popular national political figure among and number of luminaries. she is rated as 61% -- at 61%. the group included president obama, joe biden, marco rubio and john kerry. >> as many as half a dozen baltimore city charter schools may be forced to clos
american is over after a discovery. and president obama armed. the perceived message between the photo. >>> plus, slams the district. why she is taking shots at the nation's capital and hear how people here are responding. the news at 10:00 returns in just two minutes.  >>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >> vice president joe biden speaking at an international security conference today. the united states is prepared to hold direct talks with iran over their nuclear program, but he says only if the country can show it's serious. molly has more. >> it takes two to have bilateral talks and vice president biden said the u.s. is trying to get iran to the table if leaders are serious about discussions on that nation's controversial nuke lore program. previous discussions between iran and the five permanent members of security council, including the u.s., have not done much to stem iran's nuclear development, but vice president biden in germany today for a security conference, suggests the u.s. isn't giving up. >> there's still time. there's still space for diplomacy backed by
queen. >>> president obama is on the roadworking to reenforce his plan. >> the bulk of his message focused on the economy. the president wants to stimulate the economy. republicans are sceptical. >> to reignite true engine of american economic growth, a thriving middle class. >> last night the president offered up more of the same -- higher taxes and more stimulus spending. >> after today's stop in north carolina president obama will make stops in hat, chicago, and that will happen tom and friday. >>> comcast will buy out ge's shares of universal a little ahead of schedule. what this could mean for 30 rockefeller plaza. >> find out when you'll be able no scarf down a taco with cool doritos ranch. >> showers are changing over to just about all snow. we'll have much more on who gets what in terms of wet snow overnight. >>> the dow jones down and the s&p 500 up just one. >> in tonight's consumer alert, comcast is taking advantage of low interest rates and buying ge's share. ge still hold as 49% of comcast universal. the cable company has agreed to pay dpe. another $1.4 billion for oth
. president obama kicks off road trip. >> he traveled to north carolina to highlight his jobs proposals. nikole killion joins us from our washington bureau. >> president obama took his state of the union sales pitch to ashville, north carolina. >> last night i deliver the state of the union address. and i talked about steps we can take right now >> the prison that reiterated his message, of scouting manufacturing initiatives and a proposal to raise their minimum wage. >> i need congress to take up these initiatives. we have worked too hard to turn back now. >> on capitol hill. >> last night the president offered more of the same. higher taxes and more spending. >> republican leaders were not convinced. >> an opportunity to bring together the country became another retread of look service and liberalism. >> the president used the first address of his second term to push an ambitious agenda. to immigration and then control. >> -- gun-control. >> i think the president was extremely specific about what he wanted. he was not specific about how to pay for it. that is going to be a big challen
. in an effort to make its case to the american people, president obama is taking to the airways. wjz is live at the white house, where vic has spent the day, a short time ago, he asked the president about this doomsday deadline. hi, vic. >> hi, mary. there's certainly no question that here at the white house, the new cycle has been dominated by those talks about sequestration and those looming budget cuts that could affect the nation's biggest agencies. >> reporter: at the white house today, the president and senior staff continued to warn congress that if action is not taken, the country is in danger of having to furlough thousands of government employees. the president said the ball is clearly in congress's court, with marylander's jobs and services hanging in the balance. >> what i say to them is that there is no reason they should be furloughed. there is no reason they should lose their job or be laid off. this is a problem that congress can solve. you know, these automatic spending cuts that were put into place back in 2011, were designed to get congr
could happen if congress fails to make quick decisions. >> in chicago today, president obama takes another pitch for his middle-class agenda after chiding congress for not confirming chuck hagel as secretary of defense. >> it is unfortunate that this kind of politics intrudes at a time when i'm still presiding over a war in afghanistan. >> republicans blocked a vote on chuck hagel, and democrats could try to get him observe -- confirmed with a majority, or president obama could confirm him while congress is in recess. the same for john brennan. also still in limbo are the billion dollar automatic spending cuts that could affect 3 million jobs. >> nobody should like it, but the sequester is there because the president insisted it would be there. where is his plan to replace the sequester? ask why are we leaving when we should stay here case -- to work this out? >> if they leave as scheduled, they come back with just four days to prevent it from happening. >> that leaves just four days to do what congress has been unable to do in months. >> next, your maryland lottery numbers, a chec
planes down. >> yesterday is harming our states and the national economy. >> president obama as reminding governors that is not the first fiscal crisis. >> all of you have helped to steer your states through the nation's toughest times, have had to make hard choices. >> white house says there's more to come. 10,000 teachers could lose their jobs, food safety inspections could be scaled back. >> it is not a balanced, thoughtful compromise. >> one says that the white house as exaggerating. >> not cut 2.5% out of the total budget when it is twice the size it was 10 years ago? give me a break. >> politically, some analysts think that republicans have more to lose. >> it is disruptive just as you would in a government shutdown, there is more of a chance you'll get republicans to bend. >> there is no sign of serious compromise on capitol hill four days in counting. >> if congress cannot compromise and those cuts kick in, maryland would be one of the hardest-hit states. maryland would lose $14.4 million in education funding this year alone. that translates to 200 jobs for teachers and aides. emp
cuts that may become reality on friday. >> president obama is urging lawmakers to compromise. thee standing by with how sequester could affect education. >> the president took his budget back to virginia but lawmakers said he should have been here negotiating president obama toward a shipyard, a stern message against spending cuts. >> of these cuts are wrong. they are not smart or fair. they are a self-inflicted wound that does not have that happen. >> the president is running around the country, crying wolf, saying that the sky is falling and we are not buying it. >> top officials sounded the alarm. >> it would be a drag on near- term economic recovery. >> our soldiers and young men and women are the ones that will pay the price. >> lock us in a room, cut a deal. >> the spending cuts are going to happen. others argue they must be stopped. >> the primary sticking point is whether taxes should be raised to balance the deep cuts. >> armageddon or a tax hike. that is a false choice. >> we should not have to move a third bill before the senate does something. >> i think he should under
this mess. even president obama, who spent this weekend working on his golf swing with tiger woods, he even managed the next around today. he is on his way home with no solution. remember, the sequester was his idea. the effects on the economy is clear. the economic recovery is being held back by washington. goldman sachs chief u.s. economist out with a new report, saying that the economy will continue to go well below its potential. most consumers probably weren't aware of the hit to their disposable income until they receive their mid-january paycheck. one republican pollster in a new report rights that we have entered a new phase for the dysfunction and paralysis in washington is having a significant impact on how consumers feel about the overall state of the economy and their personal financial situation. the drop in consumer confidence, he says, is directly related to a lack of competence in our current political leaders. consumer confidence has taken a hit, a big one since post-world war ii history. already there is evidence of a slowdown in consumer spending. reports that wal-mart ha
. kyla campbell has more. >> reporter: president obama said he would take several trips across the cut. >> the first is in minnesota where officials have taken some steps to curb gun violence. but police and city leaders say there's only so much they can do. they are asking obama and lawmakers on capitol hill to do more by creating and enforcing tougher federal gun laws. the white house prices minnesota's moves to keep the guns out of the wrong hands. the state approved the system -- updated the list for background checks. president obama is pushing for universal background checks, a ban on military style assault weapons and a limit on how many rounds gun magazines can hold. obama is getting some support on capitol hill. why it might not be enough. why him going after public support is not the right move when i see you next. >>> well, roll does know how to shoot a gun. over the weekend, the white house released the photograph. as the gun control debate heats up, the president was asked if he had ever shot a gun and this photo shows, yes, he has. >>> a nonprofit group is sponsoring a gu
part of this morning reading them. yet the obama administration within months of taking office released several olc memos describing the legal justification for the treatment of terrorist detainees in u.s. custody. do you think it was appropriate that a different standard was applied to the release of the memos from the bush administration than those produced by the obama administration? >> i do not think there was a different standard. >> one was released within four months of the obama administration taking office. the other had been requested for a very long -- a much longer time. >> i am not a lawyer. i have come to learn of the term dui generis. the olc memos released after the president came into office were released because the program was terminated. olc wiolll counsel opinions, and those opinions were looked at in a different way because of the sui generis circumstances. >> both are essential for the ability of congress to carry its oversight responsibilities. finally, the intelligence reform act and terrorist prevention act of 2004, with which you are very familiar and which i
democrats continue their meeting since in virginia today. president obama adjust them. in administration and the news, secretary of state john carey has his first bilateral meeting with his canadian, board -- john kerry had his first bilateral meeting. and secretary panetta testified before congress on the benghazi attacked and also facing scrutiny was nominee for cia director. one of the things he talked about is how much of the public and congress should know about the u.s. drove stride program. we would like to hear your opinion. what is the balance between government secrecy and the public's right to know? here are the numbers to call -- you can also find us online -- here is the headline in "the baltimore sun" this morning. brennan targeted over drones. looking at some of the opinions coming in on the editorial pages of the newspapers. "usa today" -- that is of the newspaper's editorial board opinion. jumping down, it says -- the opposing view that "usa today" publishes to give a counterpoint says end the u.s. -- covert drone war. naureen shah at columbia's human-rights institute wr
doubled under president obama but should he take any credit for it. >>> landing in political trouble, legal troubles may be ahead. >>> if you're among the millions who watch the super bowl just for the commercials, we'll point out the controversial ones you won't want to miss. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in the situation room. today wall street reached a milestone we haven't seen in years. for the first time since 2007, the dow jones industrial average climbed above the 14,000 mark. the average has more than doubled since bottoming out at 6547, 6,547 just after president obama took office back in 2009. let's get quickly to alison kosik. she's at the new york stock exchange. it's just above 14,000, alison. >> it is. what's interesting, as we see the dow cross over 14 thourk for the first time in five years, believe it or not, not everybody thinks it's a big deal. some people say it's a nice round number that we like to talk about and others say, yes, it is a milestone after the economy pretty much fell to pieces. now this is a sign that things are finally come canning back. remember this
. >>> only on "cbs this morning," former vice president dick cheney blasts and compliment president obama. >>> who will be the next pope? >>> and a nightmare at sea. thousands trapped in deplorable conditions aboard a stranded cruise liner. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> this was not at all a surprise. >> the only real question was when. >> north korea defies the world with a third nuclear test. >> the miniaturized nuclear device. >> triggered a mild earthquake and even prompted the u.n. security council to call an emergency meeting for later this morning. >> president obama has joined international condemnation calling it a highly provacative act. >> the manhunt continues for a cop. >> video shows dorner two days before the killing spree buying scuba gear. >> police searched a hotel in mexico last night. no evidence was dorner was found. >> tonight president obama delivers his first state of the union address of his second term. >> i'm very, very concerned about what i see happening, charlie. >> you thin
>>> president obama urges seizing this moment to overhaul our nation's immigration laws. >> now is the time to find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as the land of opportunity. >> what does this mean for california? from the central valley to silicon valley? >>> and san francisco implements a controversial law. it enables court-ordered treatment for mentally ill patients at risk of becoming violent. >> these folks are a danger to themselves and to others. >>> plus, the 49ers gear up for the super bowl. a report from new orleans. coming up next. >>> good evening. i'm viviana ritado. welcome to "this week in northern california." what happens or doesn't happen in washington on immigration this year will have a big impact here in california. president obama pressed congress to pass within the next six months comprehensive immigration reform. he addressed this issue in las vegas on tuesday. >> if congress is unable to move forward in a timely fashion, i will send up a bill based on my proposal and insist that they vote on it right away.
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